Latest "Learning Is a Ball" Posts

Activities and techniques developed by the Kuriosity Lab based on how we humans are wired to learn most effectively: placing skills/concepts into long-term memory where they aren’t forgotten.

September 20, 2019

Why Is "Follow the Leader" So Important?

Alan Watts claimed that “Hide snd Seek” was a universal game found in every culture since the dawn of history--probably before as it taught vital skills of survival for hunter/gatherers: escape and attack. At It is still a popula...

Albert Einstein spent his first  17 years battling a German bureaucracy called school. The reason why Einstein may have not done as well in school as you would expect was that he abhorred the strict regimentation of what and how was taught. Traveling across Europe to j...

May 31, 2019

On this site--check it out.

And it starts with a ball.

What is this about?

Based on neuroscience, the new education mirrors the Ancient Greek dictum: "Know Thyself."

The new curriculum focuses on three questions:

"Who Am I?"

What Am I Doing Here?"

How I Get There?"


May 30, 2019

Why are we destroying our young people's brilliance?

This is neither hyperbole or anecdotal.

We have the data validated by no less than NASA and Professor 

George Land of Arizona State University:

Want to see?

Ironically the revolu...

May 28, 2019

by Mark Gordon

with Colin Barton

Illustrated by David Gordon

1. The Alien

I’m a contrarian. Everyone wants to be “in.” I want out. But being fashionable parades as truth these days. It’s just a never-ending cycle of jealousy and manufactured opinion. I don’t get it.

My at...

April 29, 2019

Is this a writing experiment or a math one? Or maybe it's an experiment in another field of play. Imagine whoever reads this will see/experience something different.

Want to try a game?

Can you access a joyous inner feeling on demand?

To make this possible, probable, or c...

April 29, 2019

Below are some questions. It's a different way to look at math.

121. (     ) Ever think of math as the "science of patterns?"

Topics covered: 

A. Estimating. 

B. Speed (Rate = Distance/Time). 

C. Percentage (different ways to divide a whole).

D. Energy created...

May 26, 2018

Kids always love to play with balls, but their absolute favorite is the Giant Beach Ball. Check out this video in case you missed our last event!

And don't forget to come to our next one:

Music by
#kuriositylab #lear...

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